Mission Statement: The mission of Park University, an entrepreneurial institution of learning, is to provide access to academic excellence, which will prepare learners to think critically, communicate effectively and engage in lifelong learning while serving a global community.Vision Statement: Park University will be a renowned international leader in providing innovative educational opportunities for learners within the global society.CourseHR 422 Organizational Develop & ChangeSemesterS2T 2011 DLFacultyHartenstine, Karl G.TitleSenior Instructor & DeveloperDegrees/CertificatesMAOffice LocationOnlineOffice HoursTo meet student's needsDaytime Phone(703) 498 7284E-MailKarl.Hartenstine@Park.EduSemester Dates14 March - 8 May 2011Class DaysTBAClass TimeTBAPrerequisitesAs established by the UniversityCredit Hours3Textbook:
Brown, Donald R. An Experiential Approach to Organizational Development, Prentice Hall, INC., 2011, 8th Edition, New York. (ISBN-10: 0-13-610689-7) (ISBN-13: 978-0-13-610689-0) The 7th edition of the text can also be used. Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstoreTextbooks can be purchased through the Parkville BookstoreAdditional Resources: http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/research/r_apa.htmlMcAfee Memorial Library - Online information, links, electronic databases and the Online catalog. Contact the library for further assistance via email or at 800-270-4347.Career Counseling - The Career Development Center (CDC) provides services for all stages of career development. The mission of the CDC is to provide the career planning tools to ensure a lifetime of career success.Park Helpdesk - If you have forgotten your OPEN ID or Password, or need assistance with your PirateMail account, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 800-927-3024Resources for Current Students - A great place to look for all kinds of information http://www.park.edu/Current/.Advising - Park University would like to assist you in achieving your educational goals. Please contact your Campus Center for advising or enrollment adjustment information.Online Classroom Technical Support - For technical assistance with the Online classroom, email email@example.com or call the helpdesk at 866-301-PARK (7275). To see the technical requirements for Online courses, please visit the http://parkonline.org website, and click on the "Technical Requirements" link, and click on "BROWSER Test" to see if your system is ready.FAQ's for Online Students - You might find the answer to your questions here.Course Description:
HR 422 Organizational Development and Change: This course will provide the student with an understanding of the basis theories and techniques of organizational development. We will focus on practical information regarding the design, management and control of organizational development programs in business, public sector and social services organizations. 3:0:3. Prerequisites: HR353, HR421 and MG 365 Educational Philosophy:
Welcome to Organizational Development and Change (HR 422)! The goal of the course is to provide you with some practical knowledge and common sense approaches to organizational development and change. As Donald Brown notes: "Change is avalanching down upon our heads and most people are utterly unprepared to cope with it. Tomorrow's world will be different from today's calling for new organizational approaches. Organizations will need to adapt to these changing market conditions and at the same time cope with the need for a renewing rather than reactive workforce".
Together, we will learn the key tenants of organizational development and change: anticipating the change, renewal, impact of corporate culture, leading change, diagnostic processes, dealing with change, intervention skills and strategies, and motivating for high performance. We will use case studies, problems, and discussions for class participation. This senior level course cumulates with a research paper that all allows one to put the knowledge gained into a realistic organizational development and change plan. Learning Outcomes: Core Learning OutcomesDefine the term “organization development” and describe conditions that require organization change and renewal.Describe organization culture and explain how culture affects the behavior of individuals in organizations.Describe the stages of organization development.Identify the ways groups cope with change.List three ways interpersonal, team, and inter-group techniques contribute to an OD program.Describe the (5) major forces in the change process.Identify three basic Organization Development intervention techniques.Compare and contrast the basic OD consultant styles. Instructor Learning OutcomesDescribe organizational diagnosis; how can it help the organization?Recognize strategies that can increase motivation to changeProvide examples of employee empowerment and how they can support an OD programList the various techniques for gathering information from the client systemsCore Assessment: Final examLink to Class RubricClass Assessment:
1. Discussion = 21% total broken down as follows:
Discussion - (one's well researched and referenced response), is provided during weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, and 8. A well researched and referenced response must include references to web sites, newspapers or other sources used in the formulation of the response. Note that all discussions questions will be posted in eCollege, by the instructor, three days before the week begins (the Friday prior to the weeks start). Prior posting will allow students adequate preparation time, a full eight days, to formulate a strategy in providing a well researched and referenced discussion by the following Friday. Ensure all questions posed are answered. Percentage points assigned are as follows: 2% for 7 weeks for a total of 14%.
Discussion, (one's peer reviews) are provided during weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, and 8. It is completed by commenting on other classmates' responses. A minimum of two peer reviews are require by Sunday of the week with the exception of week 8. On week 8, one should provided it by Friday of the week. Peer responses should be something substantially more than "nice post". Percentage points assigned as follows: 1% for 7 weeks for a total of 7%.
2. Groupwork, completed during week 5, will represent 3% total points for the entire project. Initial input should be submitted by Friday of the week. Final collaborative effort will be submitted on Sunday of the week 5.
3. Quiz = 2% per week for correct answers = 16% If the quiz requires a reset or restart for any reason, points will be deducted from the final score, so ensure you have a stable internet connection before starting the quiz.
4. Mid-Term = 10% (Completed during week four) One is only allowed to take this exam once. If the exam requires a reset or restart for any reason, points will be deducted from the final score, so ensure you have a stable internet connection before starting the exam.
5. Research Paper = 20% (Submitted during week seven - use template provided)
6. Final Examination = 30% (Week eight, proctored) The proctored final exam must be COMPLETED in order to pass this course. The comprehensive final is not a take-home tests. The comprehensive final is a closed book and closed notes exam.
(Refer to the course grading rubric, under Course Home, for specific grading criteria)
Discussion 210 points (21%) - Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, and 8
Groupwork 30 points (3%) - Week 5
Quiz 160 points (16%) - Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8
Mid-Term Exam 100 points (10%) - Week 4
Research Paper 200 points (20%) - Week 7
Final Exam 300 points (30%) - Week 8
Total Points 1000 points (100%) ~
Points may be displayed as actual value; for example 210 equals 21.The course grade for students will be based on the overall average of homework and tests taken during the course in accordance with the weighting of the various requirements as stated in the syllabus.
HR 422 Organizational Develop & Change
S2T 2011 DL
Hartenstine, Karl G.
Senior Instructor & Developer
To meet student's needs
(703) 498 7284
14 March - 8 May 2011
As established by the University
Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore
Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore
Additional Resources: http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/research/r_apa.html
McAfee Memorial Library - Online information, links, electronic databases and the Online catalog. Contact the library for further assistance via email or at 800-270-4347.Career Counseling - The Career Development Center (CDC) provides services for all stages of career development. The mission of the CDC is to provide the career planning tools to ensure a lifetime of career success.Park Helpdesk - If you have forgotten your OPEN ID or Password, or need assistance with your PirateMail account, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 800-927-3024Resources for Current Students - A great place to look for all kinds of information http://www.park.edu/Current/.Advising - Park University would like to assist you in achieving your educational goals. Please contact your Campus Center for advising or enrollment adjustment information.Online Classroom Technical Support - For technical assistance with the Online classroom, email email@example.com or call the helpdesk at 866-301-PARK (7275). To see the technical requirements for Online courses, please visit the http://parkonline.org website, and click on the "Technical Requirements" link, and click on "BROWSER Test" to see if your system is ready.FAQ's for Online Students - You might find the answer to your questions here.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment:
The course grade for students will be based on the overall average of homework and tests taken during the course in accordance with the weighting of the various requirements as stated in the syllabus.
All final exams in all School of Business courses will be comprehensive and will be closed book and closed notes. They will constitute 30% of the total course grade and will not be a take-home exam. They will be completed during the test week in the period designated by the registrar or by the Proctor in the case online courses. If calculators are allowed, they will not be multifunctional electronic devices that include features such as: phones, cameras, instant messaging, pagers, and so forth. Electronic Computers will not be allowed on final exams unless an exception is made by the Dean of the School of Business.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
When files are sent attached to an email, the files should be in Microsoft Word or PDF file formats.
Policy #2: Ground Rules for Online Communication & Participation
General email: Students should use email for private messages to the instructor and other students. When sending email other than assignments, you must identify yourself fully by name and class in all email sent to your instructor and/or other members of our class. Online threaded discussions: are public messages and all writings in this area will be viewable by the entire class or assigned group members. Online Instructor Response Policy: Online Instructors will check email and the virtual office frequently and will respond to course-related questions within 48 hours.
Observation of "Netiquette": All your Online communications need to be composed with fairness, honesty and tact. Spelling and grammar are very important in an Online course. What you put into an Online course reflects on your level of professionalism.
Please check the announcements area and emails before you ask general course "housekeeping" questions (i.e. how do I submit assignment 3?). If you don't see your question there, then please contact your instructor.
Policy #3: What to do if you experience technical problems ~ contact the help desk immediately.
· Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
· Phone: 1-866-301-PARK (1-866-301-7275)
If the issue is preventing you from submitting or completing any coursework, contact your instructor immediately.
Academic Honesty:Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life. Park University students and faculty members are encouraged to take advantage of the University resources available for learning about academic honesty (www.park.edu/current or http://www.park.edu/faculty/).from Park University 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92
Plagiarism:Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. from Park University 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92-93
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95-96
Disability Guidelines:Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page: http://www.park.edu/disability .
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